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World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge Promises Planet’s Highest Bungee Jump!


Not for the faint-hearted!!

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Earlier this month, the officials of China’s Hunan Province revealed what they believe will be a new “Wonder of the World” – the planet’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge. When complete, the 430m (1,214 ft) long and 6m wide structure will connect the two summits across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. While the length is certainly impressive, it is the 400 m (1,312 ft) height that will have most visitors gripped by fear as they try to traverse across.

For those seeking an extra adrenaline rush there will also be a bungee jump – and not just any ordinary one, but the world’s highest! Situated in the middle of the bridge it promises a leap that is a whopping 60m (197 ft) higher than the current record holder, the AJ Hackett bungee jump from China’s Macau Tower.

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The Israeli architectural firm of Haim Dotan that designed the impressive structure asserts that…

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